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Top Daily Fantasy Basketball Plays, Values, and Lineup Help for September 9, 2020

| September 9, 2020 2:17 am PDT
NBA DFS Picks for September 9, 2020

We are getting closer and closer to NBA DFS extinction. The NBA bubble has been loads of fun, but with teams nearing elimination in round two of the 2020 NBA playoffs, these two-game slates are almost out the window.

Wednesday brings another one to use, however, so we can enjoy the insanity of these small slates for another day.

On this slate, we get the Nuggets attempting to even the series with the Clippers, while Toronto tries to stave off elimination against the Celtics.

If you need a little help as to which players to use tonight, look no further than our NBA DFS picks, sleepers, and lineup advice for Wednesday’s action.

Top NBA DFS Picks for September 9

  • Jamal Murray, PG, Nuggets ($8.6k)
  • Paul George, SG, Clippers ($8.5k)
  • Kawhi Leonard, SF, Clippers ($10.3k)
  • Jayson Tatum, PF, Celtics ($9.3k)
  • Nikola Jokic, C, Nuggets ($9.9k)

Forget about deciding between Kyle Lowry or Kemba Walker. And while Fred VanVleet is always an intriguing NBA DFS pick, Jamal Murray receives the nod as the top PG option for Wednesday night’s slate. His potential for a complete outburst is what gives him the slight edge.

Paul George is slowly rounding into form having improved his scoring in each of the three games thus far in this series. His most recent performance included 32 points on 5-7 shooting from beyond the arc.

The question isn’t who’s the best small forward playing, the question is how can we fit Kawhi Leonard into our GPP lineups. His “middle finger block” in game 3 overshadowed a gaudy 23-14-6 line.

Moving along to the power forward slot, I made the mistake of getting cute with Pascal Siakam last week. Getting cute can sometimes win you a GPP, but more often than not it burns a hole in your wallet. Jayson Tatum’s ability to fill up the box score makes him the logical play.

Coming off of 32-12-8 night against the Clips, Nuggets C Nikola Jokic is hands down the best big man competing on Wednesday. Hence why the most expensive center other than Jokic is a full $4,400 cheaper.

Best NBA DFS Sleepers for Wednesday

  • Patrick Beverly, PG, Clippers ($3.6k)
  • Gary Harris, SG, Nuggets ($4.6k)
  • Marcus Morris Sr., SF, Clippers ($4.9k)
  • Jerami Grant, PF, Nuggets ($5.1k)
  • Daniel Theis, C, Celtics ($5.4k)

One thing we can hang our hat on with Patrick Beverly is that Doc Rivers has increased his load each game this series. With Beverly in line for somewhere around 25 minutes this evening, look for “Mr. 94 Feet” to chip in with 5+ rebounds and 3+ assists. A few three-pointers and a couple of steals would be the cherries on top.

Lurking at just $4,600, Gary Harris’ last game (10 points, 6 assists, 4 steals) will likely make him a popular play tonight. Then again, if Michael Malone commits to playing Gary 35 minutes once again, Harris simply too cheap to ignore.

One of the main reasons Montrezl Harrell has had a hard time getting going is because Doc Rivers likes keeping Marcus Morris on the floor. Morris is averaging 13.7 points and 4 rebounds on 50% three-point shooting through the first three games versus Denver.

The hype surrounding Michael Porter Jr. opens the door to pivot down to Jerami Grant at PF. While Grant isn’t as talented offensively as MPJ, his defensive skills ensure that he’ll stay on the court longer. Hence, Grant has logged 40 or more minutes in back-to-back games.

The limited options at center that are even remotely adequate make it hard to call Daniel Theis an NBA DFS sleeper. Daniel’s ownership could soar through the roof if Serge Ibaka is ruled out, but it’s really him or the Joker at center on Wednesday. Unless of course you’re banking on the 2020 NBA 6th Man of the Year finally breaking out of his shell.

In fact…

My Favorite NBA DFS Lineup For September 9

  • PG: Marcus Smart – Celtics ($6.5k)
  • SG: Gary Harris – Nuggets ($4.6k)
  • SF: Kawhi Leonard – Clippers ($10.3k)
  • PF: Jerami Grant – Nuggets ($5.1k)
  • C: Daniel Theis – Celtics ($5.4k)
  • G: Lou Williams – Clippers ($5.8k)
  • F: Jaylen Brown – Celtics ($7.6k)
  • UTIL: Montrezl Harrell – Clippers ($4.4k)

There you have it; the day’s best NBA DFS lineup. As usual, it’s wise to max-enter a small GPP if you want a shot at winning big, but we still love this particular lineup.

Anytime you create just one lineup like this, the goal is to eat some good chalk, differentiate in a way that it can greatly benefit you, and also be careful what type of contests you enter.

If you create a bunch of NBA DFS lineups, you can really do whatever you want. If you’re using this roster or just a handful, smaller GPPs or even Single Entry contests are probably the way to go.

You also can bet on these NBA playoff games. If you plan on doing so, just check out our free sports betting picks section for a little advice before placing any wagers.

Noah Davis
Noah Davis

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